My Autistic Son Is the Most Social Person I Know

Despite what the ASD diagnosis might suggest

Dani Mini
Special Nation
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4 min readApr 4, 2024

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One thing I hate about my son Diego’s autism diagnosis is that it suggests he’s not social. This implication is to be expected, of course, seeing as the diagnosis requires “Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts.” (from DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Autism

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Dani Mini
Special Nation

Dani is a special education advocate and writer of anything worth pondering, from autism to Botox.